Can Dehydrated Food Waste Be Used To Feed the Soil

I wanted to run another experiment to see if food waste can feed soil and increase garden production. I will be using the dehydrated food waste from Eco Growth. I am interested in this for a few reasons.

1) I can get an unlimited amount of it.
2) It is microbialy dormant so I would not normally expect it to do much.
3) We learn new things when we try experiments that we don’t think will work.

Stay tuned for the update video a little later this month.

In video topic links:

3:18 looking for other delivery mechanism
3:39 Water delivery?
4:08 Mixing the Ecogrowth material with water
4:26 Applying the mixture to the squash plants

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